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TV tower targeted

Five people were killed and five injured on Tuesday, March 1, in a Russian strike against the television tower in Kiev, the Ukrainian state service announced on its Facebook page. The tower is located in the same neighborhood as the site of Babi Yar, a ravine where the Nazis shot and killed more than 30,000 Jews in two days in 1941.” What’s the point of ever saying that again for 80 years, if the world is silent when a bomb falls on this same site of Babi Yar? At least 5 killed. The story repeats itself… tweeted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On the sixth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the deadly strikes also multiplied on Kharkiv, killing at least 10 people and around 20 wounded, according to the Ukrainian emergency service. Another strike on a residential building then left eight dead and six injured, according to this service.

The outcome of the conflict, however, remains uncertain. The UN mentioned on Monday 102 civilians killed and 304 injured, adding that the actual figures were ” considerably ” higher.

Artists urged to distance themselves from Putin

Pressure mounts on Russian artists, on the sixth day of the war in Ukraine, to distance themselves from President Vladimir Putin, on pain of being persona non grata on Western stages. The conductor Valery Gergiev, close to the Kremlin, was thus sacked from the management of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, after having seen several of his concerts canceled. Several institutions, including the City of Munich, had sent him an ultimatum concerning his support for Putin.

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Soprano Anna Netrebko has decided to suspend her concerts. If she has not openly proclaimed her support for the Russian president, she is notably accused of having traveled to Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, in December 2015 to pose there with the flag of the pro-Russian separatist rebels. On Sunday, the artist declared herself on Instagram ” opposed to this war with Ukraine, but without taking sides against the leaders of his country or clearly showing solidarity with the Ukrainians.

It is not right to force artists, or any other personalities, to express their political opinions in public and denounce their homeland. (…) I am not a political person. I am not a political expert. I am an artist and my goal is to unite people across political divides “Defended the star.

Mélenchon regrets the delivery of arms to Ukraine

Jean-Luc Mélenchon said he regretted this Tuesday in the Assembly the decision of the European Union to supply arms to Ukraine to defend itself against Russia. ” Beware of improvised solutions (…) The means we use must never turn against us “, declared the leader of insubordinate France, in front of the deputies.

This decision would make us co-belligerents. A gear engages, with what legitimacy? When did our parliament decide that? “, he wondered again under the boos of parliamentarians. The presidential candidate was also worried about the decision to exclude Russia from the Swift financial transaction system, again causing a stir in the hemicycle.

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The Russian people are not our enemy, let’s not confuse it with the nationalist regime by Vladimir Putin, he said. ” Whatever the causes of the invasion of Ukraine, nothing can excuse it or put it into perspective “, said Jean-Mélenchon, pleading for the” neutrality of Ukraine and a diplomatic solution. The leader of the Insoumis was taken to task by the boss of LR deputies, Damien Abad, who reproached him, as well as Éric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen, for feeding “ a sort of fascination with authoritarian regimes “.

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